Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Two Men Arrested in Death of Edgewood Man

Two Men Arrested in Death of Edgewood Man

Two men have been arrested in the death of an Edgewood man.   Lonnie Ludvigson was killed after he was gunned down while working in Memphis, Tennesee in January. A grand jury has indicted Memphis residents 19-year old Demarco McKinley and 18-year old Devonta Vaughn on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and use


Luxemburg Man Dies in Dubuque County Crash

A Luxemburg man has died in a crash in Dubuque County. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened early Tuesday morning around 12:30 am on Highway 52 north of Durango. Authorities say 60-year old James Ernzen was heading northbound when he drove off a curve and off a large concrete culvert before striking a concrete

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 5

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “Spotty rains and cooler temperatures were welcomed across the state this past week, but many areas, especially in south-central

Dairy Producers Can Enroll to Protect Milk Production Margins

DES MOINES, Iowa–The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa has announced that dairy producers can enroll for 2017 coverage in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) starting July 1. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy producers when the margin – the

Next Generation of Taiwanese Swine Producers Visit Iowa

A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of Taiwanese swine producers, government officials, researchers and association representatives visited Iowa and Minnesota from June 6 to the 17 to familiarize themselves with both modern U.S. swine production practices and the U.S. grains industry. As part of the mission, they toured the diversified production farm of Iowa


Janet T. McCauley – Independence

Independence – Janet Thalia McCauley, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the ABCM Rehab Independence – West Campus in Independence. She was born on April 10, 1935, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lester Merle and Inga Cecilia (Peterson) Cooper. She graduated from high school in Richland